Saturday, December 27, 2014

most of the areas flooded related to land clearing?

Old culture and united society. What leader say they will follow. But they always have good leader.

No local researchers interested in tropical ecology in general or specific genera of flora and fauna make our discussion on biodiversity always challenged and need proof. At the same time the forests were cut for timber and development. We need more local scientists.

Logging in Borneo
Logging operation in Malaysian Borneo

Sheffield proud they are at par with Oxford and better than Cambridge in research. they are working hard on students entry standard, students satisfaction and research. What we can follow?.

Essex 50 years. They change a lot and fighting for the top levels. They use all strategies and opportunities to achieve their target. BUT always conflict between leaders and academician.

English universities like to keep green or woods on their campus. They use the woods areas for their ecological studies not just the undergraduates but post graduates. This made they understand better about their ecology

Still remember visiting Belgrade University. Still waiting for the outcomes

Flood now become an annual events, why? Climate Change, poor management of settlement areas, logging and land clearing? more research and proactive actions needed.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Another Merdeka Award!!


Six Outstanding Individuals Conferred Prestigious 2014 Merdeka Award

The Merdeka Award Trust, founded by PETRONAS, ExxonMobil and Shell, announced Thursday that it has conferred six eminent individuals  the 2014 Merdeka Award, for their outstanding and lasting contributions in their respective fields to the nation and the people of Malaysia.

The announcement was made by His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, the Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan and Royal Patron of the Merdeka Award Trust, at an event held at the Malaysian Petroleum Club.

Present at the Announcement were members of the Merdeka Award Board of Trustees Tan Sri Dato’ Shamsul Azhar Abbas, President & Group CEO of PETRONAS and Mr See Kok Yew, Chairman of the ExxonMobil Subsidiaries in Malaysia. The event was also attended by members of the Merdeka Award Selection Committee and Nomination committees and members of the media.

Selected through an extensive and stringent process, these eminent individuals stood above the rest as the most worthy candidates who embody the true Spirit of Merdeka and the pursuit of excellence.
"The search, nomination and selection of Merdeka Award recipients, which began in January this year, were extensive and rigorous,” His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin said. "In the final round of selection only the most outstanding achievements and contributions are recognised."
The 2014 Merdeka Award recipients are:
  • Education and Community: DATUK MOHD NOR KHALID (LAT)
    For outstanding contribution to the promotion and pluralism of Malaysia’s cultural identity through the use of cartoons and for the promotion of understanding and respect among Malaysia’s diverse ethnic communities.
  • Environment: MOHD KHAN MOMIN KHAN
    For outstanding contribution to wildlife research and conservation through the setting up of captive breeding centres as well as for pioneering and successfully managing the human-wildlife conflict in affected areas.
  • Health, Science and Technology: DATUK DR CHOO YUEN MAY
    For outstanding contribution to the development of novel, efficient and green processes for the palm-based industry through research and commercialisation of various technologies.
  • Outstanding Scholastic Achievement: PROFESSOR DR ABDUL LATIF AHMAD(Joint Recipient)
    For outstanding contribution to the scholarly research and development of technologies in the areas of polymer science, wastewater treatment and membrane separation technology.
  • Outstanding Scholastic Achievement: PROFESSOR DR AHMAD FAUZI ISMAIL(Joint Recipient)
    For outstanding contribution to scholarly research and the development of technologies for commercialisation in membrane performance for both gas separation, and water and wastewater treatment.
  • Outstanding Contribution to the People of Malaysia: DATO’ EARL OF CRANBROOK
    For outstanding contribution in pioneering research and conservation of Malaysia’s forest biodiversity and the ecology and biology of Malaysian mammals and birds, and for advocating environmental conservation.

google how much food are wasted everyday and how many people need food everyday? we need to balance our life. keep some for future generations.